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First-time finalist Del Potro stuns Federer

First-time finalist Del Potro stuns (打ち負かす) Federer

Sixth seed Juan Martin Del Potro, in his first Grand Slam final, stunned defending champion and top seed Roger Federer to take the men's singles title at the U.S. Open in New York.

The 20-year-old Argentinean took the Swiss world No. 1 to five sets, including two tie-breakers that went Del Potro's way, winning 3-6, 7-6 (7/5), 4-6, 7-6 (7/4), 6-2.

Del Potro's win, which took four hours and six minutes, ended Federer's five-year reign at the U.S. Open. Federer, 28, was seeking his sixth consecutive U.S. Open win, which would have equaled the feat (偉業) achieved in 1925 by American Bill Tilden, who then went on to claim his seventh U.S. Open title in 1929.

Already this year Federer won the French Open and Wimbledon titles and was Australian Open runner-up.

Federer claimed the opening set after leading 3-0 at the beginning, Press Association Sport reported, and he achieved an early break in the opening game of the second set as well.

However, Del Potro broke back when Federer was serving for the second set at 5-4 up, with the set eventually going to a tie-break.

Federer had never lost a tie-break in a U.S. Open final, winning his four previous ones, but Del Potro ended that sequence by taking the tie-break 7-5 to tie the scores.

The third set included a failed challenge by Del Potro, an angry response by Federer to the chair umpire, and a couple double-faults by Del Potro to give Federer the set, according to Press Association.

Del Potro returned to form in the fourth set that saw Federer near victory but not attain it. The set went to a tie-breaker that Del Potro won.

Del Potro sped to a 5-2 lead in the fifth set, and with Federer serving, the game went to deuce before Federer double-faulted and then overshot a backhand, resulting in Del Potro's first Grand Slam victory.

Del Potro won more points than Federer, who had 11 double-faults -- as well as 13 aces.

Del Potro, a quarterfinalist last year, had reached the finals after beating 16th seed Marin Cilic of Croatia in the quarterfinals and then crushing third-seed Rafael Nadal of Spain in the semifinals. After defeating Nadal, Del Potro had then called the victory "the best moment of my life."

デル・ポトロ選手が初のグランドスラムタイトルを獲得しました。
おめでとうございます。
by yu-fen-sun | 2009-09-15 15:20 | 英語関連